Quotes From Books

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  1. "Peddling ass pays better than slinging burgers" from Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs
  2. "The moment one sits down to think, one becomes all nose, or all forehead or something horrid. Look at the successful men in any of the learned professions. How perfectly hideous they are! Except, of course, in the Church. But then in the Church they don't think. A Bishop keeps on saying at the age of eighty what he was told to say when he was a boy of eighteen, and as a natural consequence he always looks absolutely delightful." from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  3. "You seem to forget that I am married, and the one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties." from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  4. "It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue." from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  5. "Sometimes I think goodness and charity are racing toward extinction faster than the condor or the black rhino." from Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
  6. "Greed and callousness are winning out, Ryan. Love and kindness and human compassion are becoming just a few more entries on the list of endangered species." from Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
  7. "Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin." from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  8. "Nowadays people know the price of everything, and the value of nothing." from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  9. "Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed." from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  10. "Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect——simply a confession of failure." from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  11. "How did you go bankrupt?" "Two ways, gradually and then suddenly." from The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  12. "The King of France was a man. I was a man. Therefore I was the King of France." from Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
  13. "——I'm nineteen. Everyone hates me here, but I don't mind. My aunts kick me all the time, not that I hold anything against them. I have to carry the shit, well, someone has to do it. But, Father, they want me to fuck——but I have given my fuck away." "——Don't be an Indian Giver." from Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
  14. "It was F.'s theory that White America has been punished by lung cancer for having destroyed the Red Man and stolen his pleasures." from Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
  15. "For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit." from The Bible (KJV Proverbs 23:27)
  16. "A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple and knoweth nothing." from The Bible (KJV Proverbs 9:13)

Oscar Wilde is the wittiest writer ever, my favorite quote by him is the one about friendship between men and a women: "Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship." Couldn't have said any better than this!
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